The Timken Company has awarded college scholarships to 17 children of Timken associates in 13 locations around the world today. These scholarships—valued at up to $540,000 over a four-year period—are funded by The Timken Company Charitable and Educational Fund, Inc. Since the program’s inception in 1958, it has awarded more than $23 million in scholarships to deserving students.
Chairman John M. Timken, Jr. hosted the recognition event for students and their families at The Timken Company World Headquarters in North Canton, Ohio. Local scholarship finalists attended the event in person, while other finalists and their parents joined via global webcast. “This year marks the 60th anniversary of our scholarship tradition,” said Timken. “Throughout the years, our alumni have used their scholarships as an opportunity to make a positive impact on the world through their careers, and I am confident this year’s class will go on to do the same.”
The $140,000 Henry Timken Scholar Award recognizes the top-ranked applicant. This year’s Henry Timken Scholar is Nicholas LaPlant, the son of Scott LaPlant, manager of manufacturing technology at the company’s bearing plant in Asheboro, N.C. Nicholas, a senior at Randolph Early College High School, will study biomedical engineering at Duke University. Nicholas aspires to someday be a physician.
The $100,000 Jack Timken Scholar Award was presented to Smriti Suresh, the daughter of Suresh Kumar, head of mobile industries in the company’s technology center in Bangalore, India. After graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, Smriti plans to work for a multi-national company in the field of data anaylsis. Five additional students also received $40,000 scholarships.